Fairouz Larfaoui is an animal health officer working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the animal health service at their headquarters in Italy. She joined the organization for the first time in 2003. She is interested in discovering and exploring innovative methods for detecting, predicting and sharing health problems in an inter-sectoral approach under the One Health umbrella. She works particularly on disease intelligence, early warning, risk assessment at global, regional and national level; and on capacity development projects in animal health. She works in the development of innovative early warning approaches with the use of information technology tools for collecting and analysing integrated data from the field. She has extensive experience in working with veterinary services in Africa on the use of digital technologies to support early warning and surveillance capacities, such as EMA-i (the event Mobile Application) for field data collection, reporting and sharing. She obtained her Masters degree in veterinary public health and food safety and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Perugia, Italy. She also received a MSc in e-Health and Telemedicine from the Faculty of Camerino, Italy.